To preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed.

News

2019 Snapshot USA Published Today
MRG’s Chris Nagy and another 150+ authors contributed camera trap data to “A Coordinated National Camera Trap Survey of the US”.  The scientists and over 800 students collected data from 1509 camera trap sites across the country. MRG staff and students have long used …
Roadkill Survey
Roadkill is one of the leading causes of wildlife deaths in the USA, and results in 8 billion dollars worth of car repairs every year. With valuable data from citizen scientists like you, we can all help mitigate roadkill together. Click here to learn …

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/25/2021
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Nighttime Family Walk in the Gorge
Park across the road from 5 Mianus River Rd., Bedford

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Research & Education

A Living Laboratory …

Mianus River Gorge was founded in 1953 by a group of conservationists and natural scientists who recognized the unique value of the old-growth hemlock forest and its tremendous biodiversity. The early founders protected the land as a living laboratory to develop sound land and watershed management strategies.

Land Management & Stewardship

As MRG acquires land to protect, a stewardship plan is devised to manage each parcel to either restore or maintain its health and function. As overbrowsing deer and invasive species have become major factors in the decline of native flora, MRG staff work to find effective solutions and share best practices.

Land Protection

The 22-mile Mianus River runs through the Mianus River Gorge Preserve and is part of a 42-square mile watershed, spanning five towns in two states. MRG protects the land that encompasses the Mianus River Watershed through acquisitions or gifts of land and managing conservation easements.